A fire engine at the pallet yard fire in downtown Los Angeles. Courtesy OnScene.TV
A fire engine at the pallet yard fire in downtown Los Angeles. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Firefighters Sunday were still mopping up after a fire at a pallet yard in downtown Los Angeles spread to six buildings, destroying one, authorities said.

The blaze was reported at 6:50 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Ceres Avenue, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The flames from the fully involved pallet yard spread to a one-story commercial building on the east side of the street, which became fully involved, Stewart said.

The building “is a total loss due to contents and instability of the structure,” she said. “The contents were bailed textiles. It was expected to continue to burn until the fuel is used up.”

“Firefighters battled for nearly two hours to save five buildings,” Stewart said. “No injuries were reported.”

Firefighters planned to remain on the scene through the evening although not at the peak of 180, she said. Knockdown was not declared but the situation was in transition, so some fire companies could return to service.

— City News Service

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